Exercise your Abs

Exercise your Abs

Ab Exercise - Core Safety

Ab Exercise - Core Safety

Ab Exercise - The Basic Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Basic Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Body Twist Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Body Twist Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Sideways Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Sideways Crunch

Ab Exercise - Core Leg Work

Ab Exercise - Core Leg Work

Ab Exercise - Rolling Twisting Crunch

Ab Exercise - Rolling Twisting Crunch

Ab Exercise - Leg Lowering Exercise

Ab Exercise - Leg Lowering Exercise

Ab Exercise - Core Streching

Ab Exercise - Core Streching

Tips To Get Fit Over 50

Tips To Get Fit Over 50

Fun Upside Down Fitness For Kids

Fun Upside Down Fitness For Kids

Fit Over 50 - Stretching Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Stretching Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Oblique Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Oblique Exercises

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Fit Over 50 - Abdominal Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Tricepts

Fit Over 50 - Tricepts

Fit Over 50 - Bicept Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Bicept Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Back Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Back Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Chest Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Chest Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Inner and Outer Thigh Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Inner and Outer Thigh Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Hamstring Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Hamstring Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Quad Exercises

Fit Over 50 - Quad Exercises

How to Get an Effective Workout Over the Age of 50

How to Get an Effective Workout Over the Age of 50

Exercise Plan - Tricep Workout Fly Extensions

Exercise Plan - Tricep Workout Fly Extensions

Exercise Plan - Tricep Workout with a Weight Machine

Exercise Plan - Tricep Workout with a Weight Machine

Exercise Plan - Additional Tricep Workout Using Weights

Exercise Plan - Additional Tricep Workout Using Weights

Exercise Plan - Tricep Workouts Using Weights

Exercise Plan - Tricep Workouts Using Weights

Exercise Plan - Basic Tricep Extension Workout

Exercise Plan - Basic Tricep Extension Workout

Exercise Plan - Tricep Workouts

Exercise Plan - Tricep Workouts

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Cool Down Stretches

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Cool Down Stretches

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Through Squat Jumps

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Through Squat Jumps

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout With Lunges

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout With Lunges

Exercise Plan - Leg Press Machine Quadricep Workout

Exercise Plan - Leg Press Machine Quadricep Workout

Exercise Plan - Leg Extension Machine Quadricep Workout

Exercise Plan - Leg Extension Machine Quadricep Workout

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Using a BOSU Ball

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Using a BOSU Ball

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Through Squats

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Through Squats

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout with a Resistance Ball

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout with a Resistance Ball

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Safety Tips

Exercise Plan - Quadricep Workout Safety Tips

How to Exercise Your Quadriceps

How to Exercise Your Quadriceps

Fitness for Kids - Resistance Ball Activities

Fitness for Kids - Resistance Ball Activities

Fitness for Kids - Sliding Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Sliding Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Coordination Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Coordination Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Weight Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Weight Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Using a Bosu Ball for the Core

Fitness for Kids - Using a Bosu Ball for the Core

Fitness for Kids - Using a Bosu Ball for Jumping

Fitness for Kids - Using a Bosu Ball for Jumping

Fitness for Kids - Plyometric Vertical Jump Drill

Fitness for Kids - Plyometric Vertical Jump Drill

Fitness for Kids - Step Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Step Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Upper Body Strength

Fitness for Kids - Upper Body Strength

Fitness for Kids - Hopping Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Hopping Exercises

Fitness for Kids - Jumping Rope

Fitness for Kids - Jumping Rope

Fitness for Kids - Warm Up Routine

Fitness for Kids - Warm Up Routine

Fitness for Kids - Basic Cardiovascular Exercise

Fitness for Kids - Basic Cardiovascular Exercise

Exercise Plan - Glute Stretch & Pelvic Tilt

Exercise Plan - Glute Stretch & Pelvic Tilt

Exercise Plan - Targeting the Hamstrings

Exercise Plan - Targeting the Hamstrings

Exercise Plan - Targeting the Inner Thigh

Exercise Plan - Targeting the Inner Thigh

Exercise Plan - Backwards Lunges

Exercise Plan - Backwards Lunges

Exercise Plan - The Lunge

Exercise Plan - The Lunge

Exercise Plan - The Squat

Exercise Plan - The Squat

Exercise Plan - Warming Up

Exercise Plan - Warming Up

Exercise Plan - How to Target Women's Fix-it Zones

Exercise Plan - How to Target Women's Fix-it Zones

Fitness for Kids - The Bridge or Backbend

Fitness for Kids - The Bridge or Backbend

Fitness for Kids - The Wheelbarrow

Fitness for Kids - The Wheelbarrow

Fitness for Kids - The Handstand

Fitness for Kids - The Handstand

Fitness for Kids - The Headstand

Fitness for Kids - The Headstand

Fitness for Kids - Warm Up

Fitness for Kids - Warm Up

Kids' Health - Upside Down Fitness for Kids

Kids' Health - Upside Down Fitness for Kids

Gym Weight Circuit - The Outer Thigh

Gym Weight Circuit - The Outer Thigh

Gym Weight Circuit - The Inner Thigh

Gym Weight Circuit - The Inner Thigh

Gym Weight Circuit - The Rear Deltoid Machine

Gym Weight Circuit - The Rear Deltoid Machine

Gym Weight Circuit - The Shoulder Press

Gym Weight Circuit - The Shoulder Press

Gym Weight Circuit - The Lat Pull

Gym Weight Circuit - The Lat Pull

Gym Weight Circuit - The Tricep Extension Machine

Gym Weight Circuit - The Tricep Extension Machine

Gym Weight Circuit - The Bicep Curl

Gym Weight Circuit - The Bicep Curl

Gym Weight Circuit - The Seated Leg Curl

Gym Weight Circuit - The Seated Leg Curl

Gym Weight Circuit - The Leg Extension Machine

Gym Weight Circuit - The Leg Extension Machine

Gym Weight Circuit

Gym Weight Circuit

Ab Exercise - Core Streching

Ab Exercise - Core Streching

Ab Exercise - Leg Lowering Exercise

Ab Exercise - Leg Lowering Exercise

Ab Exercise - Rolling Twisting Crunch

Ab Exercise - Rolling Twisting Crunch

Ab Exercise - Core Leg Work

Ab Exercise - Core Leg Work

Ab Exercise - The Sideways Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Sideways Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Body Twist Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Body Twist Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Basic Crunch

Ab Exercise - The Basic Crunch

Ab Exercise - Core Safety

Ab Exercise - Core Safety

Exercise your Abs

Exercise your Abs

Finishing Your Stretching Routine

Finishing Your Stretching Routine

Stretch Your Hip

Stretch Your Hip

Multi-Group Stretches

Multi-Group Stretches

Stretch Hip Flexer

Stretch Hip Flexer

Stretch Your Back

Stretch Your Back

The Forward Fold Stretch

The Forward Fold Stretch

Stretch Inner Thigh and Outer Thigh

Stretch Inner Thigh and Outer Thigh

Straddle Stretch

Straddle Stretch

Exercise - Introduction to Stretching

Exercise - Introduction to Stretching

How To Parkour

How To Parkour

Look Hot in a Hurry Workout - Saturday

Look Hot in a Hurry Workout - Saturday

Look Hot in a Hurry Workout - Friday

Look Hot in a Hurry Workout - Friday

6 Power Minutes To 6 Pack Abs

6 Power Minutes To 6 Pack Abs

How to Get in Shape for Swimsuit Season

How to Get in Shape for Swimsuit Season

How to Perform Lunges

How to Perform Lunges

How to Perform Push-Ups - Modified, Basic, and Multiplanar

How to Perform Push-Ups - Modified, Basic, and Multiplanar

How to Perform Tricep Dips

How to Perform Tricep Dips

How to Perform a Row

How to Perform a Row

How to Perform an Effective Ab Workout

How to Perform an Effective Ab Workout

Stretching

Stretching

How to Get Fabulous Abs

How to Get Fabulous Abs

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Margie Weiss

MG Gymnastics

www.bodybyweiss.com  

(703) 675-1553

Margie Weiss has been in the fitness industry all of her life, having been a national gymnast as a child, and mother/trainer to three international athletes. Owner-coach of MG Gymnastics, her team produced international stars for 15 years. Former owner of 2 Gold's Gym franchises, Margie is also a certified personal trainer, specializing in youth sports conditioning. She has trained international athletes, including her children. Her son, Michael, is a 2-time US Olympic figure skater and 3-time US National Champion. Currently, she is GGX (Group exercise director & instructor) for 3 Gold's Gyms, where one of her programs boasts 500 classes per month; she supervises 175 instructors. Having published many articles in the fitness field, she enjoys seeing progress in each of her participants. But the things that makes her most proud of the lives she has affected are her 5 grandchildren, all of whom live very close. Seeing their smiles makes every day worth smiling about!

Ab Exercise - Core Streching

Personal trainer Margie Weiss demonstrates how to do the core stretching ab exercise.

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Margie Weiss: My name is Margie; this is the stretching portion of Simply Abs.

At the end of any workout you want to make sure that you stretch out the muscles that you have just worked. If you have done exercises to both sides which you should be doing on any exercise to keep balance, you are going to want to stretch to either sides. So, we are going to straighten Jeremys legs out and take one arm over head, we are just going to flip her on to her stomach, making sure that she is still on the mat.

You are going to put either your elbows on the ground, or your hands on the ground depending on your lower back and you are going to arch up, look to the ceiling, try to release the hip muscles, relax at the waist and then as you breathe in you are going to feel the stretch through the core then breathe out.

Now, if she were a beginner she would be on her elbows. Once we get up to the top we can also bend one arm, look around that corner and take this opposite shoulder lifted up towards your ear as you twist, that way you are not only feeling the stretch here you are also feeling in the foreside. Coming back to the center, you can do the same thing to the other side. So, she looks around, lifts the shoulder of the foreside, feel the stretch on both sides, come right back to center. Then she is going to just lift her hips off the ground on the hands or on the elbows, and she is going to arch her back and then she is going to round her back hard pressing it upwards like a cat stretch. This is the one that you want to really feel because you want to feel the stretch through the lower abs and the lower back, rounding the back let it relax just a bit and bring it up.

One more time out, and come up, and remember if you have done abs for half hour you have been on the ground for half hour. So, you want to stand up slowly. So, you are going to walk your hands in towards your knees, sit back, be sure it doesnt hurt your knees, slowly come up, if you need to support your hands on your knees, round your back, the head will be the last thing to come up.

We are going to stretch the neck. So, let her relax to one side because even though we dont want to use the neck in an abs class we generally do. Let the head come forward with the back nice and straight. Same thing to the other side, relaxing the opposite shoulder with a head drape, coming back to the center, if you need a little bit more you can always put your hand to your head and gently stretch it to the side. Same thing to the other side, breathe out and release it, to the center gentle pressure only, chin does go in now, but the back is strong, gentle pressure next, lifting up bringing the hand down, you may want to take the shoulders and roll them around a little bit, taking them backwards also taking them forwards, and then usually at the end of an abs class you can take your hands up, why? because you give yourself a hand for doing abs.